After several teasers, Kia Optima 2020 has finally arrived and makes a certain statement.
The Kia Optima, also known as the K5 in South Korea, has been redesigned, and the automaker has continued to tease us with internal and external sketches of the sedan in recent weeks.
The fifth-generation Optima gets a complete makeover with the presence of a sloping roof design, along with a chrome window casing that extends rearward at both ends and is below the rear windshield.
The front end comes with a wider signature tiger nose grille, with the middle portion gathered with hood creases that extend to the windshield. Other highlights include three-element headlights, V-shaped LED daytime running lights, bolder front bumper, U-shaped air intake, etc.
Taillights, or rather taillights, are a single unit that crosses the tailgate with several horizontal LED lines embedded inside. The rear bumper gives the car a sporty look with a rear diffuser and dual tailpipes on each side. The Optima also has two air vents on both sides of the rear bumper.
While internal images are not available, the teaser outline indicates an all-digital MID associated with the touch screen entertainment and entertainment system. A rotary gear selector can be seen replacing the traditional lever. Overall, Kia seems to keep the interior design minimalist.
The Optima is currently offered with three different petrol engines, which include a 1.6 liter petrol engine that produces 178 horsepower and 264 Nm of torque, a 2.0 liter petrol turbo unit that produces 245 hp and 353 Nm of torque, and a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter petrol engine that's good for 185 HP of power and 241 Nm of torque.
He shares his powertrains and bases with his cousin, Hyundai Sonata. In international markets, Optima rivals Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry and, of course, Hyundai Sonata.